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CVE-2016-9178

Published: 27 November 2016

The __get_user_asm_ex macro in arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess.h in the Linux kernel before 4.7.5 does not initialize a certain integer variable, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by triggering failure of a get_user_ex call.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that an information leak existed in __get_user_asm_ex() in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
the fix for this introduces CVE-2016-9644. NOTE: This
is only an issue if 1c109fabbd51863475cd12ac206bdd249aee35af
(added in 4.8) is backported without also backporting
548acf19234dbda5a52d5a8e7e205af46e9da840 (added
in 4.6). However, the first attempt at backporting
548acf19234dbda5a52d5a8e7e205af46e9da840 was pulled shortly
thereafter.
The git commit for xenial is
1f4da631f0159d77908edb10f15e84642980cf16.
Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-19.21)
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-132.181)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-47.68)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-14.15)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-22.24)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by 1c109fabbd51863475cd12ac206bdd249aee35af
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-9019.20)
zesty Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise
Released (3.13.0-132.181~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-47.68~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1008.9)
zesty Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.6)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1038.45)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1012.14)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1013.15)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1050.54)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1035.39)
yakkety
Released (4.4.0-1035.39)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1033.37)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist